Living in an apartment can be extremely convenient. As a matter of fact, there’s a growing trend that involves downsize from owning a home to living in an apartment because there are so many benefits associated with living in a smaller space. However, if you aren’t careful, you could find yourself in a smaller space with tons of stuff. All that extra stuff will just make your apartment seem smaller than it actually is.
Looking to free up some space in your apartment? Here are 3 easy decluttering tips.
- Get rid of duplicates
How many pens do you have in your apartment? How many glasses? How many pairs of pants? A good chunk of the clutter in most spaces is due to duplicate items.
Pare down your utensils, toss all the mugs you don’t need, and donate pants you no longer wear. It’ll free up a lot of space all over your apartment.
- Toss one-use and novelty items
Still have that singing bass that your great aunt Myrtle gave you for Christmas? Or maybe it’s a salad spinner that you’ve never used.
If you haven’t used an item within the last six months, it’s usually a good idea to toss it.
- Replace or get rid of bulky items
How many dressers do you really need? Now that you’ve cleared some of the clutter, hopefully you can get rid of one!
In some cases, bulky items need to stick around, but they could use an upgrade. For example, save space by purchasing a collapsible laundry basket instead of using an old-fashioned plastic one.